Beyond the Silk Road Part I: Fire-Mountain & Tabla Concerto

Saturday, September 19 | 7:30 pm

Daniel Ott: Fire-Mountain

Dinuk Wijeratne: Concerto for Tabla & Orchestra, Mvt. 1 & 2

Puyallup native Daniel Ott’s Fire-Mountain, originally commissioned and performed by Symphony Tacoma and Symphony Tacoma Voices in 2017, paints a musical portrait of Mount Rainier’s melting glaciers. It takes its name from a quote by naturalist John Muir: “Of all the fire-mountains which, like beacons, once blazed along the Pacific Coast, Mount Rainier is the noblest in form.”

Following Fire-Mountain, re-experience Grammy-winning tabla virtuoso Sandeep Das‘ performance of  Dinuk Wijeratne’s Tabla Concerto, a work that inserts the “king” of Indian percussion instruments into a contemporary Western context. Das calls the work “the best Western classical piece written for my instrument.”

Original performance date: February 23, 2019

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